Policy, Guns and Money: Biden’s Russia strategy, UN peacekeeping and CCP ideology

In this episode of the ASPI podcast, The Strategist’s Anastasia Kapetas speaks with James Goldgeier, professor at American University and Robert Bosch Senior Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the Biden administration’s response to the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the potential for a more unified approach from the US and EU towards Russia.

Next, Lisa Sharland, head of ASPI’s international program, speaks with former ASPI researcher Genevieve Feely about their new report, Mapping Pacific contributions to UN peacekeeping: Past experiences and future opportunities, undertaken with the Australian Civil-Military Centre. They discuss the rationale behind contributing to peacekeeping operations and some of the barriers to and opportunities for increased participation.

Finally, ASPI’s Charlie Lyons Jones and Michael Shoebridge discuss the Marxist–Leninist ideological roots of the Chinese Communist Party and how ideology influences the party’s behaviour.